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Childhood in the 1850s

July 4th, 2014

Episode 45 of 208 episodes

When you consider the pace of change in today's society there is no doubt that our children would probably not be able to make heads or tails of our own childhoods. Yet if we turn the hands of time back a little further could we recognise childhood as it existed 100 or 200 years ago? Surely not that much could have changed? Two years ago The Johnston Collection curated an exhibition of childhood artifacts that would have left you astounded at how differently children were treated by our great and great great grandparents.

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